Friday, December 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Smoky Mountains

Last May we stayed in a cabin the Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, TN. We had a really great time, it was fun hiking to waterfalls and seeing a different part of the country. It was our first vacation as a family!








Mama bear on the left, cub to the right.

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My Little Garden Gnome

Hudson just loves to dig in the dirt, eat pea gravel and other things with interesting texture, and be outside just in general. Whenever he is grouchy the easiest thing to do is just scoop him up and carry him outside. He also LOVES to play and swim in the lakes around here. He doesn't seem to mind at all that the water is sometimes pretty cold! (We'll only let him stay in until we see the first chatter of his jaw and then we get him out right away. I don't know how long he would stay in if we let him!) Hudson is just so much fun!







Big Laugh

This video was a month or two ago but I thought I'd put it up because who doesn't love to hear babies laugh! He thought it was funny to see me smash his train and cars, actually he still thinks it's pretty funny.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Big Change

Jimmy and I have decided that he's going to be using his GI bill to go back to school! His classes start on September 3rd and we are so excited! (Okay well I am a little more than he is!). It's really great because with the post 9/11 GI bill he can actually quit his job and go to school full time!


I feel bad for not posting for such a long time but our computer has been acting crazy and only occasionally works. The frustrating thing is that we already took it in to someone and they told us there was nothing wrong with it (but I am sure that spontaneously shutting down is not normal). Anyway, Hudson is doing so great, he's not just walking, he's RUNNING... and climbing everything! The poor guy has bumps, bruises, and scratches but it seems like nothing will slow him down! We have been working in the garden often and he loves to pick his own cherry tomatoes to eat.

I guess this is what you do when you're bored in Michigan.


This picture melts my heart!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Happy Days

Ugh... I just got over being terribly terribly sick. I I got mastitis and I had no idea you could get so sick. I was running a fever that kept going up to 103 for several days and my body ached terribly (even my ear lobes hurt!) until I couldn't take it anymore and I went to the doctor. I feel so happy now that I'm not sick anymore!!!! :)

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Finally a New Blog...

Caroline came for a visit a few weeks ago and finally got to meet her new nephew. We had a nice visit together going for walks and playing with Hudson. Hudson is doing so well right now! His top two teeth just cut through and he is pulling himself to stand really easily. He still doesn't crawl traditionally though - just kind of "inchworms" around the house (It's pretty cute though!).









Monday, March 23, 2009

The Future's so Bright...



We aquired some spiffy new faceware from a friend and I have to say... he looks pretty cute. Sis - you've been asking me for pics with me in them and I realized that I have so few because I'm the one that's always taking the pictures. So I had to take this next one myself too. Hudson didn't like the flash!




Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hudson's First Fishing Trip





We went to Big Fish Lake today in hopes that it's name was actually true. It was about 40 degrees but the sun was out so we thought it might be nice to spend some time outside. Unfortunately the wind was blowing really hard across the lake, making it feel so much colder than it actually was. Hudson's nose and cheeks turned so pink! We only had our poles in the water for about 20 minutes before we had to call it quits. Guess we'll have to try again later in the season.

Jimmy's Deep Sea Fishing Trip

I didn't go with Jimmy on this one because I was pregnant and not feeling like I wanted to spend hours on a fishing boat - I guess he still managed to have fun without me! He went with his good friend Jim, who he now works for, and they caught 2 marlin, 3 dolphin fish and one very impressive sardine.







My Tuki


Hudson David
Nicknames: Tuki, Buppy

Likes:
Snuggling with Mommy
Being spun with Daddy
Smiling
Being tickled
Riding on shoulders
Bouncing in his bouncer
Tasting new foods
The kitties
To splash in the bath


Dislikes:
The vacuum cleaner
His carseat


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Body Slam!

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This video was taken when we first moved to Michigan, maybe around two months ago. Hudson already loves playing with his little cousins.

Baby Video


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This video is at least three months old but I thought I'd share it anyway.


Old Wierd Photos

I did Jimmy and Cody's Halloween makeup with cool results!




BATBIRD was just chilling outside of the window from our old Virginia house.


Scissors stuck to a wall. It was mysterious to us.

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Hudson and his great grandmother














Friday, March 20, 2009

Time to Catch-up


There are six months of photos to cover so I'm just going to post a handful of the hundreds we have taken. They are ordered from most recent to Hudson't earlier days.

Hudson, Aunt Lois, and one of his cousins (Josh or Jake??)








Hudson and Uncle Kenny